On The Early Show Tuesday, celebrity stylist June Ambrose gave viewers a sense of the Obama style with a small fashion show spotlighting both day and evening looks inspired by the first family, and likely to catch on.
Ambrose, who wrote "Effortless Style," says it's more important to look forward to what we can expect from the Obamas on the style front than to look at what we've already seen.
Ambrose says the first family's style is accessible, but it's still very modern, and that's what we're looking for when we see them. His campaign was about change and their style is something that evokes that sentiment; we're looking at a new beginning in fashion for the first family. They're still everyday people, but they have to opportunity in their position to revolutionize fashion and make it available to the everyday person.
They've evoked an enthusiasm unlike anything we've seen since Jackie Kennedy came on the scene, Ambrose observes.
She adds that, although our new president is conservative in his style, there's a definite decisiveness in his approach to fashion. Ambrose says she loves that Michelle loves to mix high and low. She obviously loves fashion, as she dresses from a lot of up-and-coming designers as well as the more established ones, and everyday stores. The kids are definitely stylish as well: Malia is definitely more reserved, like her mother, and Sasha is more of a risk-taker, like her father, which can be seen in their clothing styles.
Ambrose featured eight looks in the fashion show:
Look 1 Michelle:
Banana Republic navy jacket $175
Banana Republic orange silk dress worn as top $130 Banana Republic Khaki skirt with pleats $69 Banana Republic orange, navy Silk scarf $44 Via Spiga khaki sling back shoe Banana Republic eyewear $98 Banana Republic Gold Earring $26
Look 1 Barack:
H&M Khaki Trench
Banana Republic plaid button down $69
Banana Republic navy crew sweater with white stripes $69 Banana Republic brown Belt $49 Banana Republic navy pant $79 Banana Republic suede shoe $130
Look 1 Sasha:
H&M Tan Leather Jacket 79.99
Ralph Lauren spring dress with floral prints H&M floral print headband H&M canvas sneaker 14.90
Look 1 Malia:
Gap Kids light weight cord cream jacket $39.50 Gap Kids floral navy dress with cotton lace trim $34.50 H&M floral canvas shoes $14.90
Look 2 Sasha:
H&M shimmery black shrug $16.90
H&M Gray shimmery pleated dress $19.90
H&M Black ballet shoe $12.90
Look 2 Malia:
Ralph Lauren-Silk Tartan Plaid Dress-$90
Un Deux Trois Black Sweater-$48
H&M Ballet Shoe-$12.90
Look 2 Michelle:
Banana Republic lightweight jacket $54
Banana Republic yellow satin dress $79
Banana Republic black patent leather strappy Shoe $120 Banana Republic chain gold necklace with butterfly and sunflower charm $98 Banana Republic topaz stone drop earring $39 Banana Republic gold bracelet $49 Banana Republic burgandy to black gradient clutch $44.95
Look 2 Barack:
H&M Tux $249
Banana Republic White Button down $78
Banana Republic Gray tie $69.50
Banana Republic black shoe $140.00